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Girl appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Kanta is a masai girl. She can tie a tie and untie a tie. If Kanta can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can't I tie a tie and untie a tie?
  • I know a boy named Tate
    who dined with his girl at eight eight.
    I'm unable to state what Tate ate at eight eight
    or what Tate's tête à tête ate at eight eight.

Girl appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • My girl wove six dozen plaid jackets before she quit. (43 letters)
  • Foxy parsons quiz and cajole the lovably dim wiki-girl. (45 letters)
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Girl appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Debate with girl last; if it's all right, I wet a bed.
  • Tim, oilrig Asian infidels add a sled if Nina is a girl I omit.
  • L.A. tips, O hot girl I owe, Nate got to get a new oil rig to hospital.
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Usage statistics for the noun girl:

spoken English49.9%written English50.1% conversational speech76.69%task-oriented speech23.31% imaginative writing79.97%informational writing20.03%
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Fun fact! The word "girl" wasn't originally gender-specific, and was used of both girls and boys.

Girl is sometimes a misspelling of girls or girls'.

The word girl is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun girl

What does girl mean as a name of something?

Girl is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: girls

  1. a young female
  2. a youthful female person
    • examples: the baby was a girl | the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of girl: female child / little girl
    • antonym of girl: boy
    • more generic terms: female / female person = a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
    • more specific terms:
  3. a female human offspring
  4. a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
  5. a friendly informal reference to a grown woman
    • example: Mrs. Smith was just one of the girls
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: adult female / woman = an adult female person

Alternative definition of the noun girl


  1. A young female (in contrast to boy), usually a child or adolescent.
  2. Any woman, regardless of her age. See usage notes.
  3. A female servant; a maid. See usage notes.
  4. [figuratively, pejorative] A boy with girl-like qualities, especially squeamishness.
  5. [uncommon] A queen (the playing card.)
  6. [colloquial] A term of endearment. See usage notes.
  7. a girlfriend.
  8. a daughter.


Girl were an English glam metal band formed in 1979, who split up in 1982 with band members going on to join Def Leppard and L.A. Guns among others.


  1. Girl is a fictional character from the 1992 film Ele, My Friend.
  2. Girl is a fictional character from the 2012 film Short Stories.
  3. Girl is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Return.
  4. Girl is a fictional character from the 1960 film Spartacus.
  5. Girl is a fictional character from the 2012 film Love Is in the Air.
  6. Girl is a fictional character from the 2012 short film Eight-minute Deadline.
  7. Girl is a fictional character in the 1975 film Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story.
  8. Girl is a fictional character from the 2011 film We Have a Pope.
  9. Girl is a fictional character from the 1971 film Behind the Wall.
  10. Girl is a fictional character from the 1967 film The Private Right.
  11. Girl is a fictional character from the 2010 film End of Love.
  12. Girl is a fictional character from the 1996 film The Quiet Room.
  13. Girl is a fictional character from the 1972 film Ek Adhuri Kahani.
  14. Girl is a fictional character from the 2007 film Wind Chill.
  15. Girl is a fictional character from the 2013 film Picture You.
  16. Girl a.k.a. Jane is a fictional character from the 1983 film Mary Poppins, Goodbye.
    • read more about Jane

There are other characters with in their name, like A Girl, A-Girl, B-Girl, Girl 6, Girl..., Go Girl, It girl, TV Girl, Bar Girl, Bee Girl, Big Girl, Bus Girl, Cat Girl, Dog Girl, Eel Girl, Fly Girl, girl...., Hit-Girl.


  1. "Girl" is a song written by John Lennon and performed by the Beatles on their 1965 album Rubber Soul. "Girl" was the last complete song recorded for that album.
  2. "Girl" is a song recorded by American girl group Destiny's Child. It was written by band members Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams along with Darkchild, Ric Rude, Angela Beyince, Sean Garrett, and Patrick "9th Wonder" Douthit and produced by Beyoncé, Rowland and Douthit. Columbia Records released it as the third single from the group's fourth studio album Destiny Fulfilled on January 16, 2005. Sampling "Ocean of Thoughts and Dreams" by The Dramatics, the soul song was written about an abusive relationship Rowland went through during the time of writing.
  3. "Girl" a.k.a. "G I R L" is the second studio album by American recording artist and record producer Pharrell Williams.
  4. "Girl" is the third studio album by Australian pop singer Dannii Minogue. It was released by Eternal Records on 8 September 1997 in the United Kingdom. In November 2007, the album was reissued with a bonus disc of remixes by Rhino Entertainment. The album had four singles, including the UK Dance Chart number ones "All I Wanna Do", "Everything I Wanted", "Disremembrance" and the Australian-only single, "Coconut". When the album was reissued in 2007, Girl had to be reprinted as it sold more than expected following Minogue's popularity as a judge on The X Factor.
  5. "Girl" is the third single from Houston rapper Paul Wall's album The Peoples Champ. It samples the song "Oh Girl" by The Chi-Lites. It peaked at number 35 on Billboard Hot 100, making it his highest-charting solo single to date. The video of the single also featured comedian Katt Williams and actress Meagan Good.
  6. "Girl": 〈Girl〉은 2009년 7월 22일에 발매된 윤하의 아홉 번째 일본어 싱글 앨범이다. 데뷔 이후 처음으로 한국과 일본에서 동시에 발매하는 음반이다.
    • artist: Younha
    • released on (5 years ago)
  7. "GIRL" is a composition.
  8. "Girl" was the final single released from The Time's debut album. Like most of the album, the song was recorded in Prince's home studio in April 1981, and was produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince with Morris Day later adding his lead vocals. The single reached number 49 on the U.S. R&B singles chart.
  9. "Girl" is the debut album by Eskimo Joe, released on 20 August 2001. The album reached number 29 on the Australian Album Charts and went gold. The album was nominated for four ARIA Awards.
    • genre: Indie rock
    • released on (13 years ago)
  10. "Girl" is a Beck song from the 2005 album Guero. It was released as the second single from the album in July 2005. The video for the song, created by Motion Theory, was inspired by the MAD fold-ins by Al Jaffee. The song begins with a simple chiptune melody. The rest of the song consists of acoustic guitars and drums.
  11. "Girl" a.k.a. "Girl +" is an EP by punk blues band Boss Hog.
    • genre: Indie rock
    • released on (21 years ago)
  12. "Girl" is a composition.
  13. "Girl": 'Girl' is the sixth album from Australian rock-grunge band Magic Dirt. Produced by Magic Dirt and Lindsay Gravina, at Birdland Studios, Melbourne.
  14. "Girl" a.k.a. "Girl!" is a composition.
  15. "Girl" is a 1996 studio album by Tiny Tim.


"Girl" is a novel written by Blake Nelson.

  • genre: Young-adult fiction
  • released in (21 years ago)


  1. "Girl" is a 1998 American drama film starring Dominique Swain, Christopher Masterson, Selma Blair, Tara Reid, Summer Phoenix, Portia de Rossi and Sean Patrick Flanery. It was based on the novel of the same name, written by Blake Nelson. It was written by Blake Nelson and David E. Tolchinsky and directed by Jonathan Kahn.
  2. "Girl" a.k.a. "Girl$" is a 2010 drama film directed by Kenneth Bi.
  3. "Girl" is a 2002 romance film written by Peter van Kraaij and Dorothée Van Den Berghe and directed by Dorothée Van Den Berghe.
  4. "Girl" a.k.a. "The Girl" is a 2000 American/French romantic drama film directed by Sande Zeig. It is a love story set in Paris between "the Artist" and "the Girl", based on a story by Zeig's partner Monique Wittig. It was negatively received by critics.
  5. "Girl" a.k.a. "Steel Cold Winter" is a 2013 drama film written by Yun-jin Choi and directed by Jin-sung Choi.
  6. "Girl" is a 2011 short drama film written by Gustaf Boman Bränngård and directed by Fijona Jonuzi.
  7. "Girl" is a short film, directed by Jasmine Morones.
  8. "Girl" is a 1994 Australian film about four teenagers who enter a magazine photo competition.
  9. "Girl" is a short film.
    • also known as 아들의 여자, Adeului yeoja
    • country: South Korea


  1. Girl a.k.a. Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces ova. The ova are defined as the larger gametes in a heterogamous reproduction system, while the smaller, usually motile gamete, the spermatozoon, is produced by the male. A female individual cannot reproduce sexually without access to the gametes of a male. Some organisms can reproduce both sexually and asexually.
  2. Girl: A girl is a female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman. The word is also often used as a synonym for daughter.
  3. The Girl mansion is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the northern mansions of the Black Tortoise.
  4. Girl was a weekly comic magazine for girls published from 1951 to 1964. It was launched by Hulton Press on 2 November 1951 as a sister paper to the Eagle, and lasted through Hultons' acquisition by Odhams Press in 1959 and Odhams' merger into IPC in 1963. Its final issue was dated 3 October 1964, after which it was merged into Princess. Another comic of the same name was published by IPC from 1981 to 1990, during which time Dreamer and Tammy were merged into it.
  5. Girl is a three-issue comic book limited series written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Duncan Fegredo. It was published in 1996 by Vertigo comics, an imprint of DC Comics.
  6. Girl is the 8th single by British singer/actor Davy Jones, written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. It is not Jones' most successful single, but his most remembered one, appearing in the Brady Bunch episode "Getting Davy Jones" and again in The Brady Bunch Movie.

Phrases with Girl

Phrases starting with the word Girl:

  1. Girl-Boy
  2. Girl band
  3. Girl Talk

Phrases ending with the word Girl:

  1. b-girl
  2. It Girl
  3. bar girl
  4. Old Girl
  5. Pot-Girl
  6. Sky girl
  7. Baby Girl
  8. Ball Girl
  9. Bond Girl
  10. call girl
  11. City Girl
  12. farm girl
  13. Head girl
  14. Land Girl
  15. mill-girl
  16. ring girl
  17. shop girl

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Girl

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Communication (2008)

by Lynda Lee Kaid, Christina Holtz-Bacha

Since 1952 when televised political advertising became a staple of presidential elections, no single advertisement has achieved the notoriety of the 1964 spot known as the “Daisy Girl” ad, which was aired as part of Democrat Lyndon ...

Google previewAn English-Konkani Dictionary (1883)

by Angelus Francis Xavier Maffei

Isabel, Zabel, -li, {girl, -la). James, Jakob, -ba, or Jaku, -ku. Jane, Zuan, -ni, {girl, - na). Joachim, Jakki, or Jokki, -ki, /. John, Zuaun, -ufi. Joseph, Zoze, -ze. Lazarus, Lazar, -ra; vlg. Ladru, -dru. Laurence, Lor so, -sea, (-cea), or Lores, -sa. Lewis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

Work Author: Kenward Elmslie For poet Kenward Elmslie, "Girl Machine" has become a signature performance piece. More broadly the poem is emblematic of the diverse meanings that attach to performance art in the New York School, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Folk Heroes (2001)

by Graham Seal

Little Goose Girl,The Heroine of a Scandinavian folktale in which the virginal goose girl weds a handsome prince, saving him from marrying an unchaste princess.Versions of the story are told throughout Europe, and the plot also features in ...

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Usage statistics about girl

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun girl:

spoken English49.9%written English50.1% conversational speech76.69%task-oriented speech23.31% imaginative writing79.97%informational writing20.03%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun girl:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun girl and its most common antonym:


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Video language resources about Girl

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Quotes about Girl

Here's a story
about a little girl
who was like an angel
to the world

then she moved
and everything went bad
now that little girl
is so so sad

that little girl is gone
that little girl has cried
that little girl is lost
that little girl has died (Kami Henson)
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Scrabble value of G2I1R1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GIRL

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